• Short Summary

    THE NEW ZEALAND ALL-BLACKS CONFIRMED THEIR REPUTATION AS THE WORLD'S LEADING RUGBY UNION NATION WHEN THEY STORMED TO A 21-15 VICTORY OVER FRANCE AT THE COLOMBES STATIUM, PARIS, THIS AFTERNOON (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE NEW ZEALAND ALL-BLACKS CONFIRMED THEIR REPUTATION AS THE WORLD'S LEADING RUGBY UNION NATION WHEN THEY STORMED TO A 21-15 VICTORY OVER FRANCE AT THE COLOMBES STATIUM, PARIS, THIS AFTERNOON (SATURDAY).

    THE NEW ZEALANDERS, THOUGH GIVEN PERHAPS THE HARDEST FIGHT OF THEIR TOUR, WON BY THREE GOALS, A TRY AND A PENALTY GOAL. FRANCE SCORED THREE PENALTY GOALS, A DROP-GOAL AND A TRY.

    THE FRENCH PLAYED WITH TREMENDOUS SPIRIT AND DEFENDED THEIR LINE HEROICALLY, BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO MATCH THE FITNESS, ORGANISATION AND SPEED OF THEIR OPPONENTS.

    THE STIRRING MATCH DREW MUCH APPLAUSE FROM THE 40,000 CROWD WHO WERE LESS THAN USUALLY PARTISAN. FRANCE OFTEN LOOKED LIKE BEING OVERRUN IN THE FIRST HALF, BUT SOMEHOW SURVIVED WITHOUT TOO MUCH DAMAGE. FOR A SHORT SPELL IN THE SECOND HALF FRANCE ACTUALLY WENT INTO THE LEAD WHEN FULL-BACK VILLEPREUX KICKED HIS THIRD PENALTY GOAL TO MAKE THE SCORE 12-11.

    BUT NEW ZEALAND TURNED ON THEIR FULL POWER AND SCORED TWO MORE GOALS TO MAKE VIRTUALLY CERTAIN OF VICTORY. FRANCE'S COURAGE AND TENACITY WAS REWARDED IN THE FINAL MINUTES OF THE GAME WHEN AFTER A SPLENDID PASSING MOVEMENT CAMPAES RACED OVER FOR THEIR ONLY TRY OF THE GAME.

    THE ALL-BLACKS, WITH THREE OF THEIR INTERNATIONAL MATCHES BEHIND THEM, STILL RETAIN THEIR 100 PER CENT RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB7OEUSOIZ08H4GMBBXIJAYP04
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7OEUSOIZ08H4GMBBXIJAYP04
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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